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ArtistsCAN Ensemble Releases 'Lean On Me' For The Canadian Red Cross

The obvious highlight to Sunday's 92-minute Stronger Together broadcast was the split-screen ensemble rendition of Bill Withers’ Lean On Me that was released immediately following the show on all m

ArtistsCAN Ensemble Releases 'Lean On Me' For The Canadian Red Cross

By FYI Staff

The obvious highlight to Sunday's 92-minute Stronger Together broadcast was the split-screen ensemble rendition of Bill Withers’ Lean On Me that was released immediately following the show on all music streaming platforms to raise money for Canada’s Red Cross.  


Included in this epic show of solidarity on the pan-Canadian broadcast were Avril Lavigne, Bad Child, Bryan Adams, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Command Sisters, Dan Kanter, Desiire, Donovan Woods, Fefe Dobson, Geddy Lee, Jann Arden, Johnny Orlando, Josh Ramsay, Jules Halpern, Justin Bieber, Marie-Mai, Michael Bublé, Olivia Lunny, Ryland James, Sarah McLachlan, Scott Helman, Serena Ryder, Shawn Hook, TIKA, The Tenors, Tyler Shaw, and Walk Off The Earth.

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Produced by Jon Levine (Céline Dion, Alessia Cara, Avril Lavigne), mixed by Jason Dufour (July Talk, Lights, The Trews) with music contribution by Dan Kanter (Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, bülow), the video was produced by The Young Astronauts.

To make a monetary contribution just text LEANONME to 20222 (standard text messaging rates apply) or go to www.redcross.ca/leanonme.

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One of the most memorable speakers from the early Canadian Music Week (CMW) days was in 2008 when Nicholas Negroponte, the founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, gave a keynote address that some found laughable, others downright scary. The nut of his message was that bits and bytes would transform the music industry’s future, that the CD was passé, that all entertainment would become customizable, and new delivery systems would change how music was heard by audiences globally.

His words were prophetic. Within a year of his speech, companies like Deezer and Spotify let the horse out of the barn by launching their online music streaming services and this shifted control of content away from the major labels. The algorithm was born and nothing’s been the same since.

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